The National Battle of the Bands has become a prelude to the HBCU football season.
On Saturday at Houston’s NRG Stadium, eight HBCU marching bands representing Alabama A&M, Alcorn State, Bethune-Cookman, Grambling State, Kentucky State, North Carolina A&T, Prairie View A&M, and Southern University performed entertaining field shows before a crowd in the tens of thousands.
The event was only an exhibition. No winner was declared. But we at HBCU Sports (as we have done in previous years) are going to give our readers a chance to declare a winner.
Which HBCU band won the 2021 National Battle of the Bands?
Below are videos of each band performance. Take a moment to review the videos and then participate in our poll.
North Carolina A&T
Prairie View A&M
The poll will close Thursday (Sept. 1) at 11:59 p.m.
Go BCU Wildcats!!!
Cookman killed that 🔥🔥🔥
GO Wildcats!!!! Very Stylish, Solid Sound, and Very, Verrrry Coordinated for the entire band to pull off such a coordinated show….and just a lot of yelling and hype!!!!!
ALL these band are incredible but looking from the sidelines over here in Cali, I just keep my eyes (and ears) off Southern’s band. The cool, crisp, clean lines. The precision. The wall of sound. The Dolls. OMG.
BGMM you did that!!So proud of you!! Aggie Pride!!
“Nobody Does It Better” “Often imitated but NEVER ever Duplicated” THE SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND aka THE HUMAN JUKE BOX and the FABULOUS DANCING DOLLS were Dynamic Kudos to all the Bands that came out to make the event a very memorable one. #HBCUProud #WEARESOUTHERN #proudJaguar.
PV always giving us the best often
Often imitated but never duplicated. Go PV.
Proud Gmother of A band member always gives her best at anything she does. Go Pv u did that!
How come ya’ll always hate the marching storm they were really good and way do ya’ll think southern won I was there and southern just did there average stuff. BCU and pvamu should be at the top they were really good. Also why is gsu above pv gsu had a really boring show.
You need to tell your people to vote!
GS HS GS GSUUUUUU
World Famed your performance was 🔥🔥🔥
Alcorn State University y’all want the smoke?
Alcorn State University, the original “Who Dat” nation
GSU TIGER MARCHING BAND!
BADDEST BAND IN THE LAND!!
WITH YO BAD SELF!!!
Bethune Cookman University Marching Wildcats was awesome 👏🏾 and amazing 🤩 marching was flawless, sound clarity was great 👍🏾 drum majors powerful and dance team was beautiful. Total package is the Best for 2022!!!!!!👏🏾✅🎇💪🏾👍🏾😎
Obviously someone fanatical from GSU is sitting there voting over and over and over again because GSU was no where near the best band from the videos I just watched. SMH.
You sound upset.
That’s what you suppose to is vote over and over again. Just get your school together like we did. Hater
The Bethune Cookman university wildcats are amazing band with such a precise sound and amazing performance I love watching them
Obviously it wasn’t a show without Norfolk State…duh! How convenient.
The only band guaranteed to show up and show out!! great performance WILSCATS…
Cookman won hands down. I was there and their performance was awesome